Okayyyyy. I feel like I’ve already mentioned Summer a million times already. Sorry if you’re getting fed up of hearing about it. This last week the weather has been hot hot hot here in the UK. It’s one of the rarer things to happen and I actually don’t know how I feel about it. It’s been warm, but not the type of warm that you enjoy. No, rather than the comfortable: ‘Okay, it’s warm enough to not wear a hoodie today’ weather, it’s been more of a ‘I can’t deal with this heat throw ice water at me every two minutes’ situation.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love the summer weather, but this week it’s gotten to the point where I’ve just wanted to lock myself inside with the curtains closed and sit in front of 40 fans.
Nevertheless, I am still beyond determined to ensure I really make the most out of this summer, and judging by the comments on this post lots of you are hoping to do the same. I don’t know about you, but I’m not the type of person who likes to splash loads of money on fancy activities or trips. I find that if something is costing me a whole load of money I tend to focus more on budgeting rather than enjoying myself, but maybe that’s just me. This summer I’m all for getting out there and doing as much as possible, but I’m definitely not looking to break my bank whilst doing it. So I thought I’d share with you all 5 low cost activities I’m going to be doing this summer, that you can do too!
1 || Go Camping
I think I’ve spoken about camping before on my blog. I couldn’t link you to a post about it, but I know for sure that I have! Camping is one of those activities that really doesn’t require too much effort. Once you’ve found your location and pitched your tent, that’s pretty much all there is to it.
I’m not exactly a very adventurous person. As much as I wish I was I tend to stick to more commercial areas. So rather than pitching a tent in an empty forest, I tend to opt to stay on a campsite in a small village not too far from my house.
My family and I have visited the same campsite for the last two or three years. Every summer we’d pack our things up in the car and set off on a two hour car journey to Barmouth.
This year is going to be no different! My family, Jake and I have already planned our next trip down to the coast, and Jake and I have a few other trips planned too!
2 || Stay in Hotels
This option is a little more on the expensive side. However if you’ve got a bit of a bigger budget to spare you might want to opt to stay in a hotel for a night or two! After mine and Jake’s first experience staying away in a hotel by ourselves as fully fledged adults, I am definitely looking forward to doing it again.
There are lots and lots of hotels available online and depending where you want to go some of them can be pretty cheap!
3 || Have Beach Days
Is there a beach somewhere near where you live?
Yes?….Well get down there!
I live in the UK, so our seaside experience is not necessarily as wonderful as those of you who live abroad. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not as fun. No matter where you live in the world, if there is sun and a nearby beach make sure you spend as much time there as you can.
4 || Chill in Coffee Shops
If you know me at all, like literally AT ALL. You will know by now that I am a huge coffee addict. However in the summer I do tend to opt for a cooler option.
Tons of coffee shops offer both iced and hot coffee, as well as many other drinks too! One of my favourite things to do in the summer is to sit outside a nice coffee shop, iced latte in hand and talk the day away.
5 || Have Water Fights
When the sun is out and shining there is nothing more fun than a water fight. When I asked Jake what the number one thing he wanted to go on this list was, he said – a water fight. They’re great ways to cool down, they’re fun, they’re exercise. There’s really no downside (!!) Just make sure you stay topped up with sun screen and you’re ready to go!
These are just some of the things that I’m going to be doing this summer (on a budget), there are endless possibilities. Surround yourself with positive people, have fun and hop outside whenever possible! What would your ‘budget summer’ recommendations be (??)